Tripoli Judge Gives Unusual Sentence For Three Men Accused of Insulting Christianity

Those found guilty of blasphemy or insulting a religion can face up to one year in prison according to Article 473 of the Lebanese Penal Code. Such acts are almost always taken very seriously and have led to protests and even violence in certain instances. Luckily though for the three young Muslim men who damaged a Virgin Mary statue in a Tripoli church, the Judge who overlooked their case was Joceline Matta who thought the…

Lebanese Alain Geaam From a Homeless Dishwasher to a Michelin-starred chef

This is one of those stories that you often hear about in movies. Two decades ago, a Lebanese called Alan Geaam found himself sleeping on the streets on the Champs de Mars and began his career at age 19 working as a dishwasher. Last week, Geaam received his first Michelin star from the French gastronomic bible for his acclaimed new restaurant. Geaam was born in Liberia in 1974 to Lebanese parents, then moved with his…
Events

I’m Joining Lebanon’s White Trail this Year!

1 week ago
According to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), in average, 21.5 million people have been forcibly displaced since 2008 due to climate change-related weather hazards. Whether it’s global warming, melting arctic sea ice ...
Baladi

Lebanese Taking Part in the 2018 Winter Olympics

1 week ago
Three Lebanese are taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics that is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Allen Behlok and Natacha MOHBAT are competing in the Alpine Skiing category and Samer Tawk in the ...
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Phoenicia Hotel Beautiful Yet Daring Valentine Ad

1 week ago
This is the second brilliant video produced by Phoenicia Hotel in the past six months, first with the beautiful tribute to Beirut and now with this emotional, captivating and daring Valentine ad. It’s a call ...
Fun

Stunning Beirut Shot From Ski Slopes Causing Controversy: Fake or Real?

1 week ago
The picture above was shared few days ago by an amateur photographer on Instagram (@mikeroscopik) and shared by Live Love Beirut. Almost every comment is calling this picture fake and it does look photoshopped but ...
Baladi

#Together_We_build_a_Nation: Proudly Taking Part in Annahar’s Special Issue

2 weeks ago
I’m honored to be one of the 250 guest writers who will be featured in Annahar‘s special issue that will be published tomorrow. The Editor-in-Chief for this special issue will be governor of Banque du ...
Critiques

Awesome LOGI Video Raises Concerns On Proposed Oil & Gas Draft Laws

2 weeks ago
LOGI (Lebanon Oil and Gas Initiative) is an independent Lebanese NGO that’s working hard to advocate for transparency in Lebanon’s Oil & Gas Industry. I love their work and the follow-up and commitment they’ve shown ...
Information

Lebanese Army is Getting 32 New M2A2 Bradleys from US

2 weeks ago
The Lebanese Army will be receiving a total of 32 M2A2 Bradleys from the US army, as part of a larger US Military assistance program announced in 2017 that includes light attack helicopters and unmanned ...
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Teleferique is Retiring its Main Cable After 25 Years

2 weeks ago
Teleferique is closing for the next three weeks as they’re planning to replace their main cable with a brand new one after 25 years. The Teleferique was founded in 1965 and links Maameltein to Harissa. ...
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